5 letter word starting with k

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
kaama noun The hartbeest.
kabob noun & verb t. See Cabob, n. & v. t.
kafal noun The Arabian name of two trees of the genus Balsamodendron, which yield a gum resin and a red aromatic wood.
kafir noun One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal; but the Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs., One of a race inhabiting Kafiristan in Central Asia.
kahau noun A long-nosed monkey (Semnopithecus nasalis), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides of the head, golden yellow, and the top of the head and upper part of the back brown. Called also proboscis monkey.
kalan noun The sea otter.
kalif noun See Caliph.
kalki noun The name of Vishnu in his tenth and last avatar.
kalpa noun One of the Brahmanic eons, a period of 4,320,000,000 years. At the end of each Kalpa the world is annihilated.
kapia noun The fossil resin of the kauri tree of New Zealand.
karma noun One’s acts considered as fixing one’s lot in the future existence. (Theos.) The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence.
karob noun The twenty-fourth part of a grain; — a weight used by goldsmiths.
kauri noun A lofty coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis, / Dammara, australis), furnishing valuable timber and yielding one kind of dammar resin.
kayak noun A light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes.
kayko noun The dog salmon.
kecky adjective Resembling a kecksy.
kedge noun To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat, dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it., A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.
keech noun A mass or lump of fat rolled up by the butcher.
keels noun pl. Ninepins. See Kayles.
keesh noun See Kish.
keeve noun A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub., A bleaching vat; a kier., A large vat used in dressing ores., To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation., To heave; to tilt, as a cart.
kelpy noun An imaginary spirit of the waters, horselike in form, vulgarly believed to warn, by preternatural noises and lights, those who are to be drowned.
kempt of Kemb, p. p. of Kemb.
kempe adjective Rough; shaggy.
kemps noun pl. The long flower stems of the ribwort plantain (Plantago Lanceolata).
kerse noun A cress.
kerve verb t. To carve.
kesar noun See Kaiser.
ketch noun An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, — usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden., A hangman. See Jack Ketch., To catch.
ketol noun One of a series of series of complex nitrogenous substances, represented by methyl ketol and related to indol.
kevel noun A strong cleat to which large ropes are belayed., A stone mason’s hammer., Alt. of Kevin
kevin noun The gazelle.
kever verb t. & i. To cover.
keved imp. & past participle of Key
keyed adjective Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune.
khaya noun A lofty West African tree (Khaya Senegalensis), related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge.
kiang noun The dziggetai.
kibed adjective Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.
kidde imp. of Kythe., of Kithe
kiddy verb t. To deceive; to outwit; to hoax., A young fellow; formerly, a low thief.
kieve noun See Keeve, n.
kilos plural of Kilo
kimbo adjective Crooked; arched; bent.
kimry noun See Cymry.
kinic adjective See Quinic.
kinky adjective Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl; as, kinky hair., Queer; eccentric; crotchety.
kiosk noun A Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by pillars.
kitte imp. of Kit, of Kit to cut.
kithe verb t. See Kythe., To make known; to manifest; to show; to declare.
kiver verb t. To cover., A cover.
klick noun & verb See Click.
kloof noun A glen; a ravine closed at its upper end.
knack verb i. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink., To speak affectedly., A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack., A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity., Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
knarl noun A knot in wood. See Gnarl.
knave noun A boy; especially, a boy servant., Any male servant; a menial., A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain., A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.
knead verb t. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough., Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat.
kneck noun The twisting of a rope or cable, as it is running out.
kneed adjective Having knees;- used chiefly in composition; as, in-kneed; out-kneed; weak-kneed., Geniculated; forming an obtuse angle at the joints, like the knee when a little bent; as, kneed grass.
knelt imp. & past participle of Kneel, of Kneel.
kneel verb i. To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; — sometimes with down.
knell noun The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything., To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen., To summon, as by a knell.
knife noun An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc.., A sword or dagger., To prune with the knife., To cut or stab with a knife.
knits noun pl. Small particles of ore.
knock verb i. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another., To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door., To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table., To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door., A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar., A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
knoll noun A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill., To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing., To sound, as a bell; to knell., The tolling of a bell; a knell.
knosp noun Same as Knop,2.
knout noun A kind of whip for flogging criminals, formerly much used in Russia. The last is a tapering bundle of leather thongs twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the flesh., To punish with the knout.
known past participle of Know, of Know.
knubs noun pl. Waste silk formed in winding off the threads from a cocoon.
knuff noun A lout; a clown.
knurl noun A contorted knot in wood; a crossgrained protuberance; a nodule; a boss or projection., One who, or that which, is crossgrained., To provide with ridges, to assist the grasp, as in the edge of a flat knob, or coin; to mill.
koala noun A tailless marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus), found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her neck. Called also Australian bear, native bear, and native sloth.
kodak noun A kind of portable camera.
konze noun A large African antelope (Alcelaphus Lichtensteini), allied to the hartbeest, but having shorter and flatter horns, and lacking a black patch on the face.
koord noun See Kurd.
koran noun The Scriptures of the Mohammedans, containing the professed revelations to Mohammed; — called also Alcoran.
korin noun The gazelle.
kotow noun The prostration made by mandarins and others to their superiors, either as homage or worship, by knocking the forehead on the ground. There are degrees in the rite, the highest being expressed by three knockings., To perform the kotow.
kraal noun A collection of huts within a stockade; a village; sometimes, a single hut., An inclosure into which are driven wild elephants which are to be tamed and educated.
krait noun A very venomous snake of India (Bungarus coeruleus), allied to the cobra. Its upper parts are bluish or brownish black, often with narrow white streaks; the belly is whitish.
krang noun The carcass of a whale after the blubber has been removed.
kreel noun See Creel.
krems noun A variety of white lead. See Krems lead, under Lead, n.
kreng noun See Krang.
krone noun A coin of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, of the value of about twenty-eight cents. See Crown, n., 9.
kudos noun Glory; fame; renown; praise., To praise; to extol; to glorify.
kufic adjective See Cufic.
kulan noun See Koulan.
kutch noun The packet of vellum leaves in which the gold is first beaten into thin sheets., See Catechu.
kydde imp. of Kythe, to show., of Kithe
kyley noun A variety of the boomerang.
kymry noun See Cymry.
kyrie noun See Kyrie eleison.
kythe verb t. Alt. of Kithe, To come into view; to appear.